Category Archives: Do what you can with what you have

Lockdown 3: how’s it going?

I hope you’re getting through it ok, and that you’ve stayed well. Well both physically and mentally I mean – both are important. I know so many people are really struggling with this lockdown. I think it’s the relentlessness of … Continue reading

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Time and time again

I’ve written before about the importance of time as an essential, often unspoken, ingredient in food. There can be no better examples of this than when we make fermented foods or grow our own food. I spent much of today … Continue reading

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Lockdown 3 – reboot

Everything I read about how the coronacrisis is going confirms my belief that we’re in this for a lot longer than the PM would like to admit. My feeling is that this lockdown is going to take us through till … Continue reading

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Hello 2021!

And a happy new year to you. Although I can barely bring myself to say that out loud. With things being as they are, and people’s situations being as they are, the best I can hope for is that we … Continue reading

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The in-between days

These days between Christmas and New Year have somehow always felt like bonus days, especially when we were still working but both managed to arrange to take holiday days on them. Christmas has always been a big family day; New … Continue reading

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Shifting the (metaphorical) deckchairs….

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting more and more concerned about the likely impact Brexit will have on us here in the UK. Even if a deal is agreed, it will be such a ‘hard’ Brexit that it … Continue reading

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Delicate planning – the Christmas edition

Now we’re out of lockdown and formally into Tier 2, not a lot has changed, for us at any rate. We will still minimise our contact with others, especially indoors. We will continue to think carefully about any plans. We … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: mark 2 day 20 (Tuesday)

Today I mostly went for a long walk, to meet up with an older family member to have flasks of coffee together on a bench by the canal. A favourite walk, one I’ve done many times, and yet I saw … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: mark 2 day 18 (Sunday)

After a murky start, the mist eventually cleared and the sun shone. Perfect for the new-to-us local walk we’d planned. Inspired by the map of places provided by Bathscape, we set off to visit Carrs Wood in Twerton. I’m so … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: mark 2 days 16 and 17 (Friday and Saturday)

Catch-up time. Again. Friday was a good day, despite spending most of the morning at the dentist having a filling redone. A very different experience from pre-covid: the surgery has had to invest in all sorts of new safety measures … Continue reading

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